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Rotating skyscrapers

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  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    Good ol Dubai.

    I'm so glad I pay this much at the pumps.
     
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    They should give us one as a thank you gift. :rolleyes:
     
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    I have concerns regarding how the structure is going to remain stable with all that movement going on. Just looking at it makes my mind shout "collapse."
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    SO they generate electricity fom the wind moving the pieces around? Seems like it would take hurricane force winds to turn them if that is the case. Just imagine trying to sleep as your spinning around, that and what happens when the bearings or whatever is in between the layers wear out how the hell do you go about replacing those?
     
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    Even better than that, it's aerodynamically impossible for the wind to turn anything. Imagine the noise those bearings make.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Yep, rotating skyscrapers = teh failz. Just imagine how big they are, and the fact that the one on the bottom has to support the weight of all the other ones on top of it, Ill believe it when I see it, until then I call BS.
     
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    Cool idea, but who is actually going to want to live or work in these things if they're constantly rotating? And how is one supposed to exit the building? Stationary bottom floor I guess? Still, where do the elevators go? How does one get on the elevator?

    This seems like BS to me too...

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    The Media is funny when they report things. It's a concept. A sketching. The news always reports it (Like they do concept cars) as "This is coming!"

    We've been doing it since the World's Fairs.
     
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    Elevator / stairs would most like be around a center shaft which would be the axis of rotation for each floor.

    Extremely difficult and dangerous project, but very cool concept. I'd like to see it get made. It would be yet another engineering spectacle for Dubai.
     
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    wtf?
    did i miss that somewhere?
     
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    The apartment buildings will have up to 80 floors and will also generate enough electricity to be completely self-sufficient.
     
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    oneofakinduserid Eh?

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    Islamists. If there is a fire, they behead people. IF there is anything, they default to beheading people.

    Allah protects them from fire. Also, it should be noted that the UAE isn't interested, even slightly, in renewable energy. These people are Klingons.

    Or the world will blame George Bush in some way.
     
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    Video here-
    Rotating skyscrapers planned for Dubai and Moscow | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    looks like the plan is to have turbines between each floor

     
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    .... a car lift ? And the building is supposed to generate all this power ? Riiiiight.
     
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    oneofakinduserid Eh?

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    From what it looks like "I think" there are fan like blades coming from the sides. Even so, that is a lot of mass to move. They are talking 1 revolution per week.
     
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    And in two weeks it'll look like a mess, then it will start to look like Mohammed's penis, and the muslims will burn american flags in anger.

    Nostrodamus wasn't special, he was observant. This shit is easy.
     
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